Last summer, leaders of the Somerton Civic Association found themselves in the surprising position of responding to a letter by a New Jersey resident characterizing the neighborhood as monotonous and lacking historical sites. Two local historians refuted that assessment on Oct. 14 during the SCA’s monthly meeting.
Businessman Dee Adcock will seek the Republican nomination in the 13th Congressional District in the May 20 primary.
The Nativist movement of the mid-1800s probably helped advance the career of Philadelphia attorney and newspaper editor Lewis C. Levin for a little while, but it all ended in ruin for the prominent anti-immigrant, anti-Irish, anti-Catholic orator.
Rev. MacNew earns medal
Failing public schools don’t deserve money
Schools should teach kids, not parent them
Northern Liberties takes the lead as the most rapidly changed River Wards neighborhood within the last several years.
The Philadelphia Roman Catholic Archdiocese has paid $11.6 million in legal costs in the past two years, mostly stemming from a grand jury report on sexual misconduct by clergy members.